The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Manager
Rank 148 132 123
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 109 102 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.18% 1.21% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.33% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 53 44
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£400 £361 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.95% -8.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +37.50%
Service Manager
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8480 7678 7048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.45% 91.42% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4587 4007 3392
Average daily rate £375 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 456 611
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Service Manager in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Service Manager across the South East region.

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Service Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Service Manager across the South East region.

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Manager within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -11 33 £423 +5.62% 9
Buckinghamshire -16 22 £400 +14.28% 5
Hampshire -7 19 £361 +1.54% 9
Oxfordshire -5 17 £410 +5.12% 5
Surrey +6 14 £375 +8.69% 3
West Sussex -10 3 £363 - 1
Middlesex -2 1 - -
Kent - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Service Manager
England

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Service Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Service Manager in their job title.

1 151 (77.44%) ITIL
2 107 (54.87%) Service Delivery
3 87 (44.62%) Service Management
4 44 (22.56%) Security Cleared
5 37 (18.97%) Telecoms
5 37 (18.97%) Finance
6 36 (18.46%) SC Cleared
7 32 (16.41%) Microsoft
8 28 (14.36%) PRINCE2
8 28 (14.36%) Project Management
9 24 (12.31%) SLA
10 20 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (8.72%) People Management
12 16 (8.21%) MS Visio
13 15 (7.69%) MS Excel
13 15 (7.69%) DV Cleared
14 14 (7.18%) MS Project
14 14 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (6.67%) ITSM
15 13 (6.67%) Matrix Management
16 12 (6.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 12 (6.15%) Change Management
16 12 (6.15%) Retail
17 11 (5.64%) Crystal Reports
17 11 (5.64%) Six Sigma
17 11 (5.64%) 3G
17 11 (5.64%) MS Office
17 11 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
18 10 (5.13%) Degree
18 10 (5.13%) Problem Management

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Service Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Service Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.03%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (8.21%) MS Visio
2 15 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 14 (7.18%) MS Project
4 11 (5.64%) MS Office
5 4 (2.05%) SPSS
6 3 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Endur
2 1 (0.51%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.05%) SaaS
1 4 (2.05%) IaaS
2 3 (1.54%) PaaS
3 1 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.64%) 3G
2 10 (5.13%) Broadband
2 10 (5.13%) Internet
3 8 (4.10%) 4G
4 6 (3.08%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.51%) LTE
5 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.51%) 2G
5 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.51%) DNS
5 1 (0.51%) SMS
5 1 (0.51%) VoIP
5 1 (0.51%) SAN
5 1 (0.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.64%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.51%) Big Data
2 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.03%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.03%) PVCS
General
1 37 (18.97%) Telecoms
1 37 (18.97%) Finance
2 12 (6.15%) Retail
3 6 (3.08%) Publishing
4 3 (1.54%) Back Office
4 3 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.03%) Legal
5 2 (1.03%) Billing
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.03%) Web Services
2 1 (0.51%) XML
2 1 (0.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.13%) DTV
2 9 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.05%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.54%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.03%) NHS
5 2 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.51%) User Experience
6 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.51%) iPhone
6 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.56%) Windows
2 2 (1.03%) UNIX
3 1 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (77.44%) ITIL
2 107 (54.87%) Service Delivery
3 87 (44.62%) Service Management
4 28 (14.36%) PRINCE2
4 28 (14.36%) Project Management
5 17 (8.72%) People Management
6 14 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (6.67%) ITSM
7 13 (6.67%) Matrix Management
8 12 (6.15%) Change Management
9 11 (5.64%) Six Sigma
9 11 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (5.13%) Problem Management
11 9 (4.62%) Lean Six Sigma
11 9 (4.62%) ITIL V3
12 8 (4.10%) Transition Management
13 7 (3.59%) Risk Management
14 6 (3.08%) Migration
14 6 (3.08%) Supplier Management
14 6 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.51%) C
1 1 (0.51%) C#
1 1 (0.51%) C++
1 1 (0.51%) Java
1 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
1 1 (0.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (22.56%) Security Cleared
2 36 (18.46%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 12 (6.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (5.13%) Degree
7 3 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.03%) ISEB
8 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.51%) MCSE
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.51%) CCNA
9 1 (0.51%) PMP
9 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.31%) SLA
2 9 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.59%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.03%) COBIT
4 2 (1.03%) QA
5 1 (0.51%) BS15000
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (5.13%) OVSD
2 1 (0.51%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.13%) HP
3 5 (2.56%) SAP
4 4 (2.05%) Remedy
4 4 (2.05%) i2
4 4 (2.05%) Cognos
5 3 (1.54%) Huawei
5 3 (1.54%) Amdocs
5 3 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (0.51%) VMware
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle
6 1 (0.51%) EMC
6 1 (0.51%) BMC
6 1 (0.51%) OpenLink
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